–For immediate release: August 7th, 2018–
Contact: John Doherty (617) 592-2230
IUPAT STATEMENT ON MISSOURIANS REJECTION OF ANTI-WORKER PROPOSITION A, SO CALLED, “RIGHT TO WORK”
Washington, D.C. (August 8, 2018) – International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President, Kenneth E. Rigmaiden issued the following statement to congratulate workers on the movement-inspiring defeat of Proposition A:
“Today in Missouri and around the country, so called “Right to Work” laws are losing the messaging war on what is best for working families. Missourians know these bills for what they are, anti-worker bills whose only intent is to drive down wages won through collective bargaining and lower the standard of living for hard working families throughout the state.”
“In defeating Proposition A by a 2 – 1 margin, workers in Missouri demanded that the voice of the people be heard. That we will not stand idly by while corporate backed legislators push transparent marketing schemes designed to undermine the standard of living and any upward mobility of its workforce. The IUPAT stands with those who defied these measures and will always continue to fight for working people!”
THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES (IUPAT)
Represents a growing community of over 160,000 active and retired craftspeople in the United States and Canada. However, the IUPAT membership extends far beyond the workplace.
Recognized as one of the most active unions in the labor movement, IUPAT members help shape their communities in many ways: through an abiding commitment to service, by fighting passionately for workers’ rights that benefit all working families, and through effective worker education and mobilization.